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“Good budget accommodation”
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The Pillar
Ranked #74 of 112 Specialty Lodging in Dublin
Downpatrick
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45 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Good budget accommodation”
Reviewed January 2, 2013

This Guest House is really central in Dublin, it's warm, clean, comfortable and the hosts are really friendly and helpful. It's basic but good value, we would stay here again. For handy parking - they will tell you to go to Q park it's not on your sat-nav look for Clearys parking its 25 euros for 24 hours, not cheap but near-by and safe. Good late night pizza places next door if you come back late and hungry, go to Madican's pub a few doors up for cheap 7.95 euros huge irish breakfast. We stayed for New Year.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed August 28, 2012

Perfect location! It's very good value for money and it's clean. The staff were helpful and the airport bus stop
Was only 5 minutes away. Only thing I would complain about is you can hear people talking and walking up and down the stairs.

  • Stayed August 2012
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2 Thank akp883
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Mijas, Spain
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46 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
Reviewed April 27, 2012

I was looking an economic lodge for my pet and me during a transit (one night) in Dublin.
giving many turns, and, looking under stones, I succeed in founding information about this bed and breakfast very well located in the historic / touristical centre of Dublin .
I must say it's clean, with friendly and very supportive staff, ideal for those NOT requesting expecting non necesary extras / luxuries or commodities.
free internet access. also spanish speaking staff.
I enjoyed so much my very short stance and can say I found all I required.
I'll come back again next time in Dublin.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled solo
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14 Thank Nuria-Fuente
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
Reviewed October 2, 2011

This hotel is ok if you do not have high expectations and you want to stay in the center of Dublin. Position is excellent, 2 minutes walking to O'connell street.
The price is ok, I paid 50 euro for a double room (shared bathroom), brakfast included. The bathroom was clean even if it was on a shared basis. I think i was the only one to use it...
The room was clean too, but it was very small and the wall were thin so i could listen people talking ot playing playstation in other rooms.
The breakfast was of poor quality, average quantity (continental breakfast).

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled with friends
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4 Thank Raffaele F
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south wales
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed June 26, 2011

booked the pillar thru a b&b website main reason for choosing the pillar was location and availability.the staff were friendly,breakfast continental and bought to your room,rooms clean,bed comfortable these are the good points.there is no en suite available (which i new when booked),1 toilet on the top floor and 2 toilet/shower rooms on 3rd floor.
the hotel has a more backpackers feel and is advertised as basic in the hotel but not on the website i visited.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank cherrydragon
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Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed September 30, 2009

the pillar used to be a reasonable B&B . Now it is a bit run down and could do with a bit of decorating . Think 1970s B&B .The rooms are small ,but all rooms have laminated floors ,a small wardrobe ,wash basin and central heating ..All the walls are painted magnolia but could do with a repaint .
This place has 13 rooms ,9 rooms at the front 3 at the back ,no double glazing .
7 single rooms ,
2 double rooms
2 twin rooms and 2 family rooms .
It is advertised as a hostle ,but the sign outside says B&B .
Whatever room you get you will NOT be sharing with anyone else .
The price varies depending on when you stay and where you book .
I booked by phone ,I was told it was 30 euro for one night ,but when I arrived it was actually 25 euro for that night ,some websites quote 40 euro .
I was given room 8 .It had a double bed and a single bed .there are no bunk beds here so if you book a room for 3 or 4 expect double beds .
The beds are old but comfortable with clean beding .

On the first floor is a reception / computer area / kitchen all one room .
This floor has rooms 1,2&3 all at the front .No toilet or shower on this floor .

Second floor has rooms rooms 4,5,6 at the front ,room 7 at the back .There are two shower rooms with toilet and wash basin .

Third floor ,rooms 8,9&10 at the front rooms 11& 12 at the back room 31 ( not 13) is between room 10 and 12 and has a sky light . ( it used to be the airing cupboard )
This floor has 1 toilet and wash basin ,no shower . Every floor has a fire escape .
The carpets on the stairs look clean and in good condition .I didnt have breakfast ,but it is brought to your room between 8 and 10 am at a time of your choice .
(no dining room )But remember if you want 10 am and your neightbour wants 8 am you will hear the staff knocking the door at 8 am.The walls in the room are a bit thin and the beds are next to the wall so you will hear other people turning in bed .

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled solo
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1 Thank Irishpup
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Property: The Pillar
Address: The Pillar 7 Talbot Street, Dublin, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Dublin > Dublin > North City Centre
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Ranked #74 of 112 Specialty Lodging in Dublin
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Number of rooms: 2
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